Red Hot Chili Peppers honors the late Taylor Hawkins at the 2022 VMAs

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their great honor to the late Taylor Hawkins at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday night.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their win to Taylor Hawkins at MTV VMAs

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were honored with an International Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Featured musicians include Anthony Kiedis (frontman), Chad Smith (vocalist), Flea (bassist), and John Frusciante (guitarist).

In addition, they are the second recipients of the World Award in the United States of America.

However, while accepting the honor, Smith

It went on to dedicate the win to Taylor Hawkins, the late Foo Fighters drummer.

He said, ‘There’s a music icon, an international icon, and his name is Taylor Hawkins, my brother.’

The 60-year-old drummer continued, ‘I want to dedicate this to Taylor and her family. I love them and I miss them every day. Fly away, Hawk. Run away brother.’

If you didn’t know, Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room in Colombia this year in March. He died at the age of 50. In addition, the Foo Fighters were the recipient of the World Music Award last year.

Another story about Red Hot Chili Pepper’s victory

Before walking away with the award, Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage to perform their hit song. They performed their single ‘Black Summer’ and their single ‘Can’t Stop’ from their 2002 album By the Way.

In addition, Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin received the award. Although, Anthony Kiedis took the microphone first to congratulate the comedians and called them, ‘some bad mothers… a bastard.’

Shortly after the 59-year-old singer began her speech by saying, ‘I wanted to thank the sassy lady known as MTV for supporting us for a thousand years and many more.’

Red Hot Chili Peppers
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He added, ‘But I really, really, really want to thank Flea and John and Chad Smith… for giving me purpose in my life for the last 40 years. It’s a tragedy that I wouldn’t be where I am without these guys, so thank you guys for giving me something to do with my life and my love.’

Sparrow on the other hand is proud to share his love of ‘mud and dirt and trees and all people’ and thanks his bandmates and family.

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